Brown Baby Ear

(Say, 1831)

Sinum maculatum

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Littorinimorpha

Naticidae

Naticidae

Shell Information

Diameter (mm): 25-40

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell looks like a compressed globe with an especially large body whorl and a rounded spire. It is typically white with spiral bands of brown.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Brazil

0.3 to 70 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Sinum maculatum (Say, 1831). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=419768 on 2021-06-23

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc�a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579�699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico�Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.